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‘How Tea Cosies Changed the World’ makes Diagram Prize shortlist

How Tea Cosies Changed the World by Australian author Loani Prior (Murdoch) has been shortlisted for this year’s Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. Prior’s book is one of six titles shortlisted for the prize, which is presented by UK trade magazine the Bookseller. The other shortlisted titles are: Was Hitler Ill? (Hans-Joachim Neumann & Henrik Eberle, Polity Press); Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts (Jerry Gagne, Foy’s Pet Supplies); God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis (Tom Hickman, Square Peg); Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop (Reginald Bakeley, Conari Press); and How to Sharpen Pencils (David Rees, Melville House). The winner will be announced on 22 March.



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